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Cultivation of Cinchona succirubra trees on the Madulsima Cinchona Cos estate, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1882

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Cultivation of Cinchona succirubra trees on the Madulsima Cinchona Cos estate, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1882. The plants pictured are 8 -10 years old. The outer bark has been shaved and the trunks covered with grass to encourage the regrowth of the bark, from which quinine alkaloids were extracted for use as a malaria medicine.

Copyright © RBG KEW

Media ID 10631400

Date: 5th February 2015

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Owner URL: http://www.kew.org/

Credit: Copyright RBG Kew

Filename: p040 - 006838LA20120727-022 Cinchona.jpg

Image Size: 3467 x 4481 Pixels

Filesize is 3.83MB

Associated Categories: History

Associated Categories: medicinal

Associated Categories: History

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